City School District of Albany

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City School District of Albany
Albany, New York
United States United States
District information
Type Public
Grades Pre-kindergarten, K-12, Incarcerated Youth High School, Adult Evening High School
Established 1830
Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D.
Schools 17
Budget Increase US$234 million
Students and staff
Students 9,635
Other information
Unions NYSUT, Albany Public School Teachers Association
Old Albany Academy Building, the district headquarters

The City School District of Albany (also known as the Albany City School District) is the public school district of Albany, New York. The district is an independent public entity. It is governed by the City School District of Albany Board of Education, whose members are elected in non-partisan elections for staggered, four-year terms. The board selects a superintendent, who is the district's chief administrative official. The district's offices are located in the Old Albany Academy Building at Academy Park. It publishes a seasonal newsletter called Capital Education.[1]

The district has twelve elementary schools, four middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and several other institutions of various types. As of December 23, 2016, enrollment was 9635 students.[2]


Albany High School on Washington Avenue
Myers Middle School on Elbel Court

High schools[edit]

  • Albany High School- comprehensive high school) (Grade 9-Grade 12), which includes the Abrookin Vocational-Technical Center

Middle schools[edit]

  • North Albany Academy (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • Stephen & Harriet Myers Middle School (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • West Hill Middle School (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • William S. Hackett Middle School (Grade 6-Grade 8)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) (Pre K-Grade 6)
  • Arbor Hill Elementary Community School (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Delaware Community School (formerly Public School 18) ( Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Eagle Point Elementary School (formerly Public School 27) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Montessori Magnet School (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • New Scotland Elementary (formerly Public School 19) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • North Albany Academy (formerly Public School 20) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Pine Hills Elementary School (formerly Public School 16) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy (Pre K-Grade 5)
  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science & Technology (TOAST) (Pre K- Grade 6)


  • Alternative Learning Center

Source: City School District of Albany -- Our Schools[3]

Board of Education[edit]

There are seven (7) Board members. They are elected in the November general elections to staggered four year terms, which expire on December 31. Officers are elected by the members. Current board members, as of May 2017:

  • Sue Adler (President, elected in 2011, re-elected 2013, term expires in 2017)
  • Anne Savage (Vice President, elected in 2014, term expires in 2018)
  • Vickie Smith (Secretary, elected in 2015, term expires in 2016)
  • Jennifer Lange (elected in 2015, term expires in 2019)
  • Ellen Roach (elected in 2015, term expires in 2017)
  • Sridar Chittur (elected in 2016, term expires in 2020)

One position is vacant due to a mid-term resignation.

Source: City School District of Albany -- Meet the Board [4]

Recent superintendents[edit]

  • 1975–82: David Bray
  • 1982–1989: David Brown[5]
  • 1989–94: John Bach
  • 1994–96: Arthur "Sam" Walton[6][7]
  • 1996–1997: Eleanor Bartlett (interim)
  • 1997–2003: Lonnie Palmer[8]
  • 2003–04: Michael Johnson[9]
  • 2004–09: Eva C. Joseph, Ed.D.[10]
  • 2009–2012: Raymond Colucciello, Ed.D.
  • 2012–2016: Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.
  • 2016--present: Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. (interim)


  1. ^ City School District of Albany -- Publications. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  2. ^ City School District of Albany -- District Enrollment
  3. ^ City School District of Albany -- Our Schools
  4. ^ City School District of Albany -- Meet the Board
  5. ^ Brad Kelly (June 30, 1989). "Last Day in School Brown Vows Not to Second-Guess Successor". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  6. ^ Vincent Jackson (June 15, 1994). "District's First Superintendent Not to Rise Up through the Ranks". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  7. ^ Rick Karlin (July 3, 1996). "Walton Quits; Albany Stunned". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  8. ^ Tim O'Brien (June 1, 1997). "Schools Chief Is Chosen in Albany". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  9. ^ Brian Nearing (June 3, 2004). "Johnson Exit Rattles District". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  10. ^ Mark Mishler (March 25, 2009). "Superintendent Announces Retirement". Times Union. Albany, New York. 

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